LILA Member Dr. Roger Newman to Sign at East Bay Meeting House!

Dr. Roger Newman will be signing his new release, Two Drifters, as well as his debut novel, Occam’s Razor, at the East Bay St. Meeting House, 160 E. Bay St., on Wednesday, August 24, 2016, from 6-8 p.m. Roger’s popular medical thrillers are set in Charleston and both are part of the Declan Murphy, MD […]

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Our Own NYT Bestselling Author Mary Alice Monroe Giving $40K Wedding to Mark May Release

It’s wedding season for New York Times bestselling author Mary Alice Monroe and her fans. Known for using the lowcountry landscape of coastal South Carolina as inspiration for her work, Monroe will release her latest novel, A LOWCOUNTRY WEDDING, on May 3rd. It’s the fourth installment of her nationally bestselling Lowcountry Summer series and features […]

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What’s Coming Up for Readers and Writers in the Lowcountry?

It’s been an incredibly busy month for LILA as we’ve been working towards new programming, a spiffy new calendar and… our newest member benefit – our very own LILA online bookstore! We hope to see you at an upcoming event, and stay tuned because we have more announcements waiting in the wings for May and […]

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April 23 – Join LILA at Palmetto Brewery for Acoustic Unplugged!

Join the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts (LILA) from 3-6 p.m. for a painting party! We’ll be decorating the first four of our “Little Free Libraries” to debut in selected locations around the Lowcountry… Come on out and help; join us for beer for purchase, decorating, live music and food truck fun! Stop by […]

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Author Al Sikes to Engage Readers March 1 in Charleston!

Al Sikes, former FCC chair and author of the soon to be released Culture Leads Leaders Follow has selected Charleston as a stop on his whirlwind book tour,  with a special launch day reading and discussion at the Circular Church on 150 Meeting St. in Charleston, March 1, 2016 from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. The […]

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This Weekend: Deckle Edge Literary Festival Full Program Now Available!

Update to last post — Come on out and join us this weekend in Columbia for the inaugural Deckle Edge Literary Festival! Click on the image at right to view the full program of weekend events! The new Deckle Edge Literary Festival, happening in Columbia, SC February 18-21, 2016,  is offering plenty of talks for […]

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1st Annual Lowcountry Author Book Sale & Signing: It’s a Wrap!

Sunday, November 15, 2015 marked an important day for readers and writers in the lowcountry. LILA and friends gathered at Upper Lance Hall on the grounds of the Circular Church for an afternoon of readings and signings by lowcountry authors that included food, wine, book sales, book giveaways, and a silent auction that raised $975 […]

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LILA’S LOWCOUNTRY AUTHOR BOOK SALE & SIGNING NOVEMBER 15, 2015! LILA Raising Funds to Install “Little Libraries” Around the Lowcountry!

Charleston’s literary non-profit organization, the Lowcountry Initiative for the Literary Arts (LILA), will host an author book sale and signing event on Sunday, November 15, 2015 at Circular Church, 150 Meeting St. The afternoon (1-5 p.m.) inaugural event will feature best-sellers and indie favorites from across the Lowcountry. Over thirty best-selling and debut authors will […]

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LILA’s Inaugural One City – One Heart: Talent and Heart Combined to Create An Outstanding Event!

One City – One Heart took place on Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Circular Church and was attended by over a dozen local writers and poets who came together to write and read and talk about community in the aftermath of the slaughter at Mother Emanuel… Anyone who attended received amazing gifts from each other, […]

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Join Us for a Lowcountry Summer Book Event at the SC Aquarium

Help celebrate the release of Mary Alice Monroe’s new novel THE SUMMER’S END in a big way at the SC Aquarium on Monday, May 18th at 6:30 p.m.  Mary Alice is inviting all of LILA’s members to attend! Note, you must RSVP and order your tix to attend. Questions? Contact Angela May at 843-568-0233 or […]

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